Tag Archives: police wrap

Fast, Furious, and facing the Magistrate

By 10 July 2012

ACT Policing has charged an 18-year-old man with multiple theft charges, including that of several high performance cars, after a search warrant was executed on a Kingston residence yesterday.
The cars, a Porsche Boxster, a Porsche Cayenne and a Subaru Impreza WRX, were all driven away after the ignition keys were stolen during a burglary on [...]

Builder takes a break for burglary in Ngunnawal

By 9 July 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of a male offender responsible for a burglary which occurred at a house in Ngunnawal last week.
About 8.45am, Tuesday (July 3) a man entered the residence through a sliding door and stole a number of household items.
The offender was wearing a high visibility orange jumper, a dark coloured baseball [...]

Italian peeping tom in the Canberra Centre

By 7 July 2012

A 25-year-old man has been arrested following an incident at the Canberra Centre yesterday morning (Friday, July 6).
Police will allege that around 11am the 25-year-old Italian national entered a store in the Canberra Centre where he took video footage of a 17-year-old girl who was changing clothes in one of the change rooms.
Canberra Centre security [...]

Smoko interrupted at the Kaleen grog shop

By 6 July 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen last night, (Thursday July 5).
Two employees were taking a cigarette break out the front of the store when two men ran into the store from an alleyway. The two men ran behind the counter and attempted to open [...]

Oxley and Macgregor drug busts

By 6 July 2012

ACT Policing has arrested two men after executing a number of search warrants after a three month investigation regarding the supplying of drugs.
Around 2pm yesterday (July 5), police stopped a Mitsubishi Triton utility, driven by a 33-year-old Oxley man and a silver Honda Accord, driven by a 44-year-old Macgregor man on Bindubi Street, Aranda. [...]

This police officer brought to you by NRMA

By 5 July 2012

ACT Policing’s contribution to, and involvement in traffic and road safety has been further recognised with today’s release of the 2012/13 NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Grant Program.
The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust has awarded nine organisations with grants worth almost $400,000.
ACT Policing received the largest grant allocation of $75,900 which will allow it for the first [...]

Police Specialist Response Group launched


The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will today launch its new Specialist Response Group (SRG), which will be the largest centralised specialist policing capability of its kind in Australia.
The SRG is a Canberra-based amalgamation of the AFP’s ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security (SRS) Team and the nationally and internationally focused Operational Response Group (ORG).
The new [...]

Frosted up Conder driver couldn’t see the back of a bus

By 4 July 2012

ACT Policing is again reminding motorists of the dangers of failing to properly clear frost and ice from their windows following a collision on Tom Roberts Avenue in Conder early this morning (Wednesday, July 4).
Around 7.50am today, police attended a collision in which a driver, whose view was obscured by frost on her windscreen, collided [...]

Village building company torched. Canberra construction goes gangster

By 4 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire at a business premises in Gungahlin last night (Tuesday, July 3).
Around 7.55pm police were called to a fire at the Village Building Company site office on Horse Park Drive in Gungahlin. ACT Fire and Rescue were already in attendance.
AFP Forensic Services will attend the scene and conduct [...]

Kingston Hotel bottle shop robbery. Recognise anyone?


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Kingston (Saturday, June 30).
Police specifically would like to speak to the two women pictured as they may have seen the offender leave the premises.
About 2.30pm on Saturday 30 June, a man entered the Kingston Hotel bottle shop on the corner of Giles and Oxley [...]

604 DUIs come up from 42,955 breath tests in six months

By 2 July 2012

ACT Policing has caught 119 drink-drivers in June, the highest number of drink-drivers caught over a month-long period this year.
Throughout the month of June, ACT Policing targeted drink-driving, with 10,937 random roadside breath tests conducted by Traffic and General Duties members.
The highest reading last month was recorded on Friday 15 June, by a 51-year-old Watson [...]

Evatt drug bust

By 1 July 2012

ACT Policing executed a warrant in Evatt last night (Saturday, June 30) following warrants executed by NSW Police where they located items including firearms and drugs.
The investigation commenced several months ago and looked into the supply of methylamphetamine within the ACT. The initial investigation was a joint working partnership with NSW Police Middle Eastern Organised [...]

Hume racers shut down

By 30 June 2012

ACT Policing has continued to target dangerous driving in Hume issuing 65 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) in the suburb over two nights in the last week.
Last night (Friday, June 29) and Wednesday, June 27 officers from Woden Patrol, Traffic Operations, and Crime Prevention were out in force targeting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour.
Police conducted 670 [...]

Belconnen teenager charged with sexual assault

By 29 June 2012

A 19-year-old Belconnen man will face court this morning (Friday, June 29) over an alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.
Police will allege the offence occurred between February 2011 and March 2011, when the girl was aged 13.
The man attended the Winchester Police Centre yesterday (Thursday, June 28), where he [...]

Help wanted to catch the Banks Blagger


ACT Policing is appealing for three potential witnesses to an aggravated robbery to come forward and speak to investigators.
Police believe that the three men may be able to provide potentially important information as they were in the immediate area when an aggravated robbery took place at the IGA store in Banks.
Around 7:50pm last night (Wednesday, [...]

Police seek witnesses to a recent assault in Kingston

By 28 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on a woman in the courtyard of her home in Kingston on Tuesday night (June 26).
Around 10.15pm the 30-year-old woman walked into her courtyard which backs onto Eyre Street in Kingston. While in the courtyard the woman was confronted by two men. One of the men assaulted [...]

Snow safe patrols kick off on the roads

By 28 June 2012

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will continue to conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra as part of Operation Snow Safe this winter.
From the start of the NSW snow season on Friday 8 June, police have been focusing on speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue as motorists travel to [...]

Drunk man drives into roadworks; where was the lollipop man?

By 28 June 2012

ACT Policing was required to close the Monaro Highway in both directions early this morning (Thursday, June 28) after a drink-driver collided heavily with a roadside barrier and blocked traffic.
The incident was reported around 4.43am today and police, together with ACT Fire and Rescue, immediately responded. The silver Holden Commodore was found at the location [...]

Alleged career burglar collared in a Downer hotel

By 28 June 2012

A 28-year-old man will face court today (Thursday, 28 June) for property related offences following an extensive, around-the-clock investigation by ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Crime Targeting Team.
Around 12.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, 27 June), police closed in on the man after receiving information he was staying at a hotel in Downer. A cordon was established and police [...]

Glebe Park mugging “large amount of spit around his mouth”

By 27 June 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery that took place in Reid yesterday evening, Tuesday 26 June.
About 5.20pm a woman was walking through Glebe Park towards the gate at the intersection of Corranderrk and Amaroo Streets in Reid, when she was approached by a man with a knife demanding money.
After the woman [...]

Wanniassa and Reid drug busts

By 22 June 2012

ACT Policing has uncovered a quantity of drugs, cash and prohibited weapons following two separate search warrants early this morning (June 22), one on a house in Wanniassa and another on an apartment in Reid.
Around 5am, members of ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security and Criminal Investigations executed the warrant on the house.
During the [...]

Stop sticks bring Charnwood truck thief to justice!

By 21 June 2012

A 42-year-old Charnwood man is expected to face court today following a pursuit in Canberra’s north overnight.
Around 3am today, a Belconnen patrol identified a stolen white Toyota Dyna truck on Gundaroo Drive in Crace. They followed the truck and observed it mounting the curb of the roundabout at the intersection of Barton Highway and Gundaroo [...]

Audi thief facefit. And lock your doors.

By 20 June 2012

ACT Policing has issued a facefit of an offender who has used credit cards and a car stolen from a home in Forrest recently, and warned Canberra home owners to review their home security.
The credit card was with cash, personal items and car keys stolen from the residence by a brazen thief, who had entered [...]

Cash and a bottle of scotch looted from Liquor Legends

By 19 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Liquor Legends store in Hawker last night (Monday, 18 June).
Around 9.40pm, a man armed with a knife entered the store and threatened a male employee, demanding cash.
The employee complied with the man’s demands and provided him with a sum of cash and a bottle [...]

Drink drivers like to keep on drinking and driving

By 18 June 2012

Almost half the 34 drivers caught drink driving in the ACT over the past week were found to be 0.00 licence holders. Police apprehended 14 0.00 licence holders in the week of June 11 -17.
About 9.30 pm on Thursday, June 14, police stopped a vehicle on Namatjira Drive in Weston after the driver failed to [...]

Evatt man charged with raping Macgregor woman

By 18 June 2012

A 33-year-old Evatt man will face court this morning, charged with sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman around 5.30am yesterday (Sunday, June 17), as she was sleeping at her friend’s house in Macgregor.
The man was arrested by Criminal Investigations detectives yesterday, and was taken to the ACT Watch [...]

Tharwa fatal. Road toll to 5.

By 18 June 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a utility truck this afternoon, Sunday 17 June.
About 2pm the motorcycle was travelling south along Orroral road when it has collided with the utility truck which was travelling north.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are currently undertaking enquiries on behalf of the ACT [...]

Griffith car vandalism jamboree

By 17 June 2012

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to the forced entry of 20 vehicles overnight in Griffith, Saturday 16 June.
Two underground car parks of the same apartment block on Canberra Avenue were the target of thieves who smashed the windows of the vehicles apparently looking for loose change.
ACT Policing would like to remind people not to leave [...]

Thieves with a taste for German autos

By 17 June 2012

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in Bonython and Forrest this morning, Sunday 17 June.
About 1am this morning, a Silver Mercedes C250 bearing NSW registration BQ89NZ was stolen during a residential burglary in Bonython.
The vehicle was sighted by police shortly after and a brief pursuit ensued. The pursuit [...]

Police follow trail of fluids to drunk (easily offended and vehicularly homicidal) P-plater’s door

By 16 June 2012

ACT Policing have apprehended a high range drink driver in Gungahlin last night and a hit and run driver in Macquarie early this morning.
About 10.55pm, Friday 15 June, a vehicle was stopped on Hibberson Street after the driver was observed not wearing a seat belt.
The 51-year-old man returned a positive screen test; he was conveyed [...]

Recognise this woman?


ACT Policing is seeking assistance in identifying the woman pictured below who attempted to rob the Shabby Attic store at the Carleton Shops in Kambah earlier this week (Tuesday, June 12).
About 1.30pm the woman entered the store on Carleton Street in Kambah armed with a knife. She approached the shop owner and demanded money. The [...]

Did you see the Ginninderra Drive smash?

By 15 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred last night (Thursday, June 14), which left a woman with serious injuries.
The collision occurred around 11.40pm on Ginninderra Drive, between Kingsford Smith Drive and Companion Crescent in Latham.
A white Toyota Corolla sedan was travelling west on Ginninderra Drive when it veered left off the roadway [...]

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